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The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm


2: Ghost Stories Haunting Thailand's Tsunami Zones

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Many Thais believe ghosts are wandering tsunami-hit beaches, spooking taxi drivers, making the Andaman Sea hungry for more victims, and jinxing an economic recovery for devastated resorts.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00168.htm


3: Artificial intelligence alive and well

While statistics students at The University of Auckland are taking a break from studies for summer, their new "teacher" can't wait for the new semester to begin.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0501/S00029.htm


4: Images: Departing LOTR Stars Meet Their Planes

The Lord of the Ring's stars come face to face with themselves on the side of Air NZ planes as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00024.htm


5: Strategies And Cunning And The General Election 05

Scoop broke major news surrounding the Ahmed Zaoui case, exposed shadowy goings on surrounding claims the SIS was spying on Maori, considered what impact Don Brash would make as a PM - now we publish a guide to General Election 05.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00184.htm


6: The Moa : Back From Extinction On Maori Television

Primeval New Zealand was a pristine wilderness ruled by the biggest bird in the world – the moa. Today, only the great bird’s bones remain. Witness an incredible re-enactment through cutting-edge computer technology to bring these mythical beasts back to life ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0501/S00096.htm


7: Thom Hartmann: The Robber Baron's Party

The Robber Barons are back. They're staging a celebration of their power in Washington, DC, where they help write the majority of legislation and hold captive all but a very few of our nation's legislators.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00187.htm


8: IBM serves up Australian Open results on demand

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA – January 18, 2005 -- Marking thirteen consecutive years as the Official Information Technology Provider to the Australian Open tennis tournament, IBM today announced a range of innovative new and enhanced initiatives to support ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0501/S00024.htm


9: Manuel Valenzuela: Coronation of Corruption

At the apex of the highest mountain stand the facilitators of human corruption, in proud self-adulation, glorification and ego-driven debasement readying themselves with a forty million dollar celebration of pomp and circumstance, enjoying the comforts ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00177.htm


10: Undernews: Inauguration Day 2005

YOUR editor enjoyed lunch today with his wife at Jimmy T's five blocks down East Capitol Street from where George Bush and his capos were being given four more years to do damage to their country, its constitution, its culture, and its environment ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00178.htm


11: Rep. John Conyers Open Letter To Ohio AG Jim Petro

I write to express my concern regarding your recent request to sanction those attorneys who brought a legal challenge to last year's presidential election in Ohio.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00231.htm


12: Indymedia: Breaking Coverage Of Inaugural Protests

3:45 Coffins carried by protestors are burning; 3:44 At least 30 riot-police at 14th and Pennsylvania; stand-off between police and protestors; whole area is filled with pepper-spray and tear-gas; 16 mainstream journalists observed getting sprayed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00174.htm


13: Royal NZ Ballet 2-time nominee for theatre oscars

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has received two nominations for the 2005 Laurence Olivier Awards, it was announced in London today (Thursday evening, New Zealand time).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0501/S00089.htm


14: Chuckman Cartoon: President Bush & His God

Cartoon By John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00164.htm


15: Greg Palast: Oaf Of Office

Watching John Kerry lip-synch the oath of office, I couldn't help wondering, 'what if.'

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00183.htm


16: Of Commandos, Death Squads and Hit Men

Recent news reports claim that the US Special Operations community has not been entirely idle since the invasion of Iraq gave way to its occupation. Special Forces units were at the pointy edge of the military spear that gutted Saddam’s army, but ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00173.htm


17: Review: Elias Chacour - Prophet in His Own Country

ELIAS CHACOUR: PROPHET IN HIS OWN COUNTRY is a film about a Melkite priest who brings the seeds of peace to the Israel-Palestine conflict. The third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival hosted the screening at the Southwest Youth Collaborative on Saturday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00171.htm


18: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Siege

Israeli soldiers left their mark. In the Ministry of Culture’s office, they draped the windows with barbed wire. On the floor, crates filled with bottles of urine. Feces on the rug. The inside of a Xerox machine smeared brown.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00210.htm


19: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Keys

KEYS is a documentary film about several Palestinian families who crossover the green partition line; and they revisit the remains of their homes and villages. During the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival, KEYS (in Arabic, MAFATEEH,) had ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00184.htm


20: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Ford Transit

The final screening of FORD TRANSIT at the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival showed on Friday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00111.htm


21: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Arna's Children

The film ARNA’S CHILDREN, opened the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Friday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00073.htm


22: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - A Stone's Throw Away

“I lost the will to live when I lost my friend,” the boy said. “But Kiftah will always be in my heart…I will never forget him.” A STONE’S THROW AWAY is a documentary about life under military occupation and the Palestinian youth who suffer from it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00228.htm


23: Sonia Nettnin: Review - Salt Of The Earth

SALT OF THE EARTH is an exploration into the lives of Palestinian Christians. Martame and Elizabeth Sanders directed the saltfilms.net production. It had its final showing on Sunday at the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00235.htm


24: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Route 181 (Part II)

People climb the stairs along the rocky landscape. Once they reach the top, they walk a dirt road. Everyone is dressed up for a special occasion. A few men carry flowers arrangements and they move quickly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00270.htm


25: Sonia Nettnin Review: Freedom I Have Lost

The bulldozer rolled over the metal-frame homes. Israeli soldiers grabbed the Bedouin men. Women yelled into the air. Horses, camels and sheep ran everywhere. Within 24-hours, the land became a military zone.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00200.htm


26: Sonia Nettnin: To Create Something Out of Nothing

On stage, they dance the movement of life. When they speak, their voices reveal the meaning behind the burning heart.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00170.htm


27: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review and Analysis of JIHAD!

The Chicago Palestine Film Festival hosted the world premiere of JIHAD! at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Saturday. Directed by Muhammed Rum, the Topiary Productions film is an individual and global exploration of the word and its meaning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00100.htm


28: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Route 181 (Part III)

The Palestinian people of Qaqiliya enter and exit the city through a gate. Israeli soldiers lock it with a key. The gate is part of the concrete wall.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00006.htm


29: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Route 181

ROUTE 181 is a cinematic journey through Palestine-Israel. Directors Michel Khleifi and Eyal Sivan trace a route based on the theoretical line presented in Resolution 181 (United Nations, 1947).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00255.htm


30: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Rachel's War

RACHEL’S WAR is a documentary short about peace activist, Rachel Corrie. Firas Abdelrahman directed the film (2003). The third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival showed it on Friday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00256.htm

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